Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Jimmy Lee "Jim" Richmiller, 56, of Cassville, formerly of Quincy, Ill., died of natural causes on Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2005, while on a business trip in Wentzville, Mo. He was born on Nov. 28, 1949, in Quincy, Ill., the son of John G. Richmiller and Twila Mae (Hammond) Richmiller.

He graduated in 1967 from Quincy High School in Quincy, Ill. He served in the United States Navy in 1967 and in the United States Marine Corps from 1968-1972. He proudly served his country in the Vietnam War from 1969-1970. In 1970-1971, he played football on the All-Marine Corps football team.

Jim Richmiller and Mary Grandstaff were united in marriage on Oct. 10, 1981, in Canton, Mo.

Survivors include: his wife of 24 years, Mary Richmiller; two sons, John Richmiller and Phillip Richmiller; and two daughters, Jamie Richmiller and Marti Richmiller, all of Cassville.

Additional survivors include: his mother, Twila Mae Schultheis; siblings Brad Richmiller and his wife, Barb; Tena Barry and her husband, Randy; and Phillip James Richmiller, all of Quincy, Ill. He was also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his father, John Richmiller, as well as his paternal grandparents, Charles and Anna richmiller.

He was an avid sports fan; he loved the St. Louis Cardinals. However, more importantly, he was entirely devoted to his children, coaching all four of them in both soccer and basketball. He was also very active in the community as a volunteer coach and referee. Jim touched the lives of so many young people in Cassville and the surrounding area. He will be greatly missed.

Visitation was Sunday, Dec. 18, at Davis funeral Home in Canton, Mo., with the family available from 6-8 p.m. Services were held at 2 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 19, at ten Mile Baptist Church, with Rev. John Duncan officiating, with burial following at Ten Mile Cemetery.

A memorial service was held today (Wednesday) at 11 a.m., at First Baptist Church in Cassville.

In lien of flowers, an educational memorial fund for the Richmiller children has been established at Commerce Bank in Cassville, Mo. Please make donations to Mary Richmiller, by specifying that the donation is for the scholarship fund. Paid obit.